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Access Officer – North Aleppo

Closing date26 Jan 2022
LocationSyrian Arab Republic
External URL https://reliefweb.int/job/3807478/access-officer-north-aleppo

General Description of the Programme:

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in Idleb Governate, both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households.

GOAL has been working in North Aleppo Governate since 2019, through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, as well as emergency support for recently displaced household.

Job purpose:

The Northern Aleppo Access Officer will be responsible to communicate with AFAD and the Local authorities to coordinate the GOAL programs in the area, report all issues related to security to the Access Manager. As GOAL has program in North Aleppo in different locations and fields.

Duties, objectives, and competencies

  • Maintain Security SOPs and make sure all field staff understand and follow them.
  • Give safety and security briefings and give weekly updates to all team members in North Aleppo, and the Access Manager. This includes visitors from other field and program offices.
  • Track all staff movement and filed staff trips.
  • Deliver Safety and Security briefing for the new staff and any visitors.
  • Deliver security report on daily/ weekly basis to the Access Manager.
  • Liaise directly with the Access Manager daily to update on GOAL North Aleppo safety and security Issues.
  • Liaise directly with AFAD, Camp Management, and Local Councils and maintain good relations with Turkish Institutes in North Aleppo.
  • Ensure that safety and security equipment is well maintained and functional which includes First aid Kits and Fire Extinguishers at GAOL premises and vehicles.
  • Develop evacuation plans for GOAL premises and make sure all GOAL field staff and visitors are well trained of it.
  • Ensure that all staff in GOAL Offices have an updated ‘constant companion card’.
  • Keep a data base of all health facilities and emergency contacts in the GOAL Areas of Operation complete with contact information.
  • Participate in the crisis management team when required.
  • Maintain communications equipment and ensure that all communication systems are functioning, inclusive of internet communications, mobile phone.
  • Manage the access assistants.
  • Perform the Access manager duties in his absence.
  • Any other responsibilities as required by the Access Manager.

Requirements (essential)

  • Excellent spoken and written Arabic Moderate spoken and written English.
  • Computer skills – Word and Excel.
  • Desirable technical skills, including setup.
  • Clear communication skills.
  • The ability to record, keep and pass accurate messages is essential.
  • Ability to work under pressure and react to emergency situations in a calm and logical manner.
  • Sensitivity to gender and diversity issues in work practices.
  • At least one year experience in conflict setting and awareness of political situation.
  • Awareness of the northern Aleppo context.
  • Previous experience for at least one year in the humanitarian context and liaison with AFAD and the local authorities in northern Aleppo.

Requirements (desired)

  • Safety and security training.
  • First aid training.
  • Turkish speaking is an asset.

Please note that GOAL does not charge a fee of any kind or any other financial obligation at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, induction) or other fees, or request information on applicants’ bank accounts. GOAL does not work with intermediary institutions and individuals or employment agencies during the recruitment process. If any fee or payment requested from you at the application or any stage of the recruitment process, please do not respond.

“يرجى ملاحظة أن منظمة جول GOAL لا تفرض أي رسوم من أي نوع أو أي التزام مالي آخر في أي مرحلة من مراحل عملية التوظيف (الطلب ، المقابلة ، المعالجة ، التدريب ، التعريف) أو رسوم أخرى ، و لا تطالب بأي معلومات عن الحسابات المصرفية البنكيه للمتقدمين على الشواغر. لا تعمل جول GOAL مع المؤسسات الوسيطة والأفراد أو وكالات التوظيف أثناء عملية التوظيف. في حالة طلب أي رسوم أو مستحقات منك خلال عملة التقديم على الوظائف الشاغره أو في أي مرحلة من مراحل عملية التوظيف ، يرجى إلابلاغ عدم الاستجابه

General terms and conditions


Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behavior protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behavior of a GOAL staff or partner.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

How to apply

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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